If you were a victim of workplace bullying, what steps would you take to reduce its occurrence? What strategies would be most effective, least effective? What would you do if one of you colleagues were a victim?
According to the A L Khalib in the article Workplace Bullying: Time To Understand Its Roots, he stated that workplace bullying has drawn greater attention in the last one and half decades. A survey conducted on 1110 employee of National Health Services of United Kingdom (NHS, UK) reported that 38% of the employees reported facing one or more types of bullying in the previous year and 42% had witnessed the bullying of others.
If I were the victims of workplace bullying, there will be some steps I would like to take to reduce its occurrence. First, I will report it to the human resource department. The human resource department will try to find a solution for my problem but there will be some probability that if the bullying boss knew, he will become more violent to bully. The second step that I would take is I will report to the organizational union so that they will do something to overcome the workplace bullying and the bullies will get the suitable punishment and penalty.
In my opinion, the most effective strategy in reduce workplace bullying is the organization should tighten the law regarding the misuse of power. The people who usually do bullying are misusing their power to manipulate other people. By tightening the law, it will decrease the chances of one being bullied. Other than that, the effective strategy in reducing bullying at workplace is build strong relationship with other people. Some people being bullied because they do not speak much or have a weak relationship with their officemate. Thus, build a strong relationship will be effective way to reduce the workplace bullying event.
The least effective strategy to reduce workplace bullying is a campaign. This campaign is about the bullying awareness campaign. The target audience for this campaign is everyone, so the people who did bully will not affect them or discourage them from do the same thing. The other least effective way to reduce workplace bullying would be leaving the job. Research worldwide has also found that being bully by the manager or co-workers leads to more workers leaving their job than violence. This leaving job may not be the good tactic to do because escaping from problem is not a good solution.
If one of my colleagues were a victim, I will give him some moral support and motivate the victim as much as I can. I try to take the necessary steps against bully. I will not blame him from being a victim. For me, he already had his own problem so why should I blame him from being a victim. The other thing that I can do is, I will try to understand the situation that he had faced and advise him to be patience and advise him to ignore the bullied and do the report to the associated authorities.
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